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Quality of Life Study Registry for Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment, Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Quality of Life Study Registry for Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers


OBJECTIVES:

- Obtain quality of life and psychosocial data from older patients who are undergoing
treatment for cancer and from their family caregivers.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot, cross-sectional study.

Patients undergo a 45-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and
to complete quality of life questionnaires, including Functional Assessment of Cancer
Therapy (FACT), Spiritual tool, Quality and Satisfaction with Treatment (QUEST), and Profile
of Mood State (POMS), at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers undergo a 20- to
30-minute interview in person or by phone to provide demographic data and complete quality
of life questionnaires, including the Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA), Quest, and POMS,
at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Caregivers complete the Quality of Death and Dying
(QODD) questionnaire 2-3 months after the patient's death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Not specified

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Patient:

- Confirmed diagnosis of any type of cancer

- Undergoing cancer treatment at Ireland Cancer Center

- Caregiver:

- Identified family caregiver of a patient diagnosed with cancer

- Patient and caregiver may participate regardless of whether the other person agrees
to participate or not

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Performance status

- ECOG 0-3 (patient)

Life expectancy

- Not specified

Hematopoietic

- Not specified

Hepatic

- Not specified

Renal

- Not specified

Other

- Able to speak and comprehend English

- Cognitively competent to be interviewed (patient)

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Outcome Measure:

Functional status by Karnofsky and ECOG at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year

Outcome Time Frame:

at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Barbara Daly, PhD, RN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CASE8Z05

NCT ID:

NCT00255697

Start Date:

July 2005

Completion Date:

December 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
  • unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Name

Location

Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Cleveland, Ohio  44106-5065